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Last Post 5/26/2015 2:59 PM by  Paulett Liewer
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5/22/2015 3:46 AM

    kasey s

    when did scientists first realize, or refer these to solar storms?

    Tags: solar storms

    Paulett Liewer

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    5/26/2015 2:59 PM

    Hi Kasey,

    Not sure what you are asking here, but here goes.

    The most visible result of solar storms on Earth are the aurora. They've been observed since pre-historic times. But it wasn't until 1896 that they were linked to solar storms, when the Norwegian Kristian Birkeland, the “father of modern auroral science,” suggested the theory that electrons from sunspots triggered auroras. This turns out to be true...and now we know that it is not only electrons from the sunspots that cause aurora, but also electrons accelerated by coronal mass ejections. These electrons get into Earth's extended atmosphere near the poles. Check out the beautiful pictures of the northern lights on the web.


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